Event to mark end of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — As a way to celebrate the advances made in the extension of legislated rights to victims of crime, Womancare will acknowledge National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a celebration planned for April 26 at the Piscataquis County Commissioners’ Room from 4-5 p.m.

    The theme this year is “New Challenges, New Solutions” and despite all the gains, victims’ rights laws in all 50 states, the Victims’ of Crime Act in 1984 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and more than 10,000 victim service agencies throughout the country, there are still many instances where victims’ needs go unsupported.
    On April 26,  Womancare will honor protectors of public safety, those who prosecute criminals, those who investigate crimes and those who provide support for victims of crime.

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